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11/12/2015

Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Fri 11 Dec 2015 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

We all know that 10,000s of people have been badly hit by the floods in Cumbria this week. But so have areas outside of Cumbria – including Corbridge in Northumberland. Speaking on the programme is flood victim Marcus Davison.

0710

A final decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow airport has been put off until at least the summer "subject to further consideration on environmental impacts and the best possible mitigation measures", the government has said. John Holland-Kaye is CEO at Heathrow Airport.

0720

The mother of a young man with learning difficulties who was stabbed to death in a street in west London has pleaded with judges and magistrates to impose jail terms on everyone caught carrying a knife. The BBC’s Danny Shaw reports.

0730

The UN climate talks in Paris may be inching towards a deal. Speaking on the programme is Michael Jacobs, senior adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and Saleemul Huq, director of the international centre for climate change and development in Bangladesh.

0740

The second series of the podcast Serial has launched - demand at first was so high that the website went offline. Miranda Sawyer is a radio critic for The Observer.

0750

Britain’s chief medical officer today publishes her annual report Health of the 51%: Women. Among the findings this year are that obesity is one of the biggest risks to women’s health and can have a major impact on the wellbeing of their children and grandchildren. We speak live to Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer.

0810

A final decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow airport has been put off until at least the summer "subject to further consideration on environmental impacts and the best possible mitigation measures", the government has said. Patrick Mcloughlin is Secretary of State for Transport.

0820

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra a new book is out celebrating the great man’s life and legacy. Charles Pignone is senior vice president of Frank Sinatra Enterprises and author of the official centennial book Sinatra 100.

0825

The UN climate talks in Paris may be inching towards a deal. Speaking on the programme is Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs The Climate.

0830

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is planning to attend a Christmas Party tonight; not just any party – but the Stop the War coalition Christmas party. We hear from Chris Nineham, deputy chair of Stop the War, and Emma Reynolds MP.

0835

A historic election will take place in Saudi Arabia tomorrow when women will be allowed to vote for the first time. Many activists say it's a significant step forward for women and for Saudi society. The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from Riyadh.

0845

Sarah Howe, a 32-year-old British poet, was last night named the winner of The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for her first book of poems, Loop of Jade. Ms Howe is live in our studio.

0850

It is 40 years since Sir Peter Scott wrote in Nature about the evidence for the existence of the Loch Ness monster. Gareth Williams is emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Bristol, but a childhood fascination with the monster since the 1960s has taken him to study Peter Scott’s archive at Cambridge University Library, and present the evidence for and against the monster’s existence.

 

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